As the safer-at-home order is lifted later this month and our community prepares to regain a sense of normalcy, we at Sladky Family Dental would like to highlight the steps we are taking to keep patients safe while in our office. Some of these items are precautions we have always taken while some are new to keep you safe in a post COVID-19 world. Regardless, the safety of both you and our team are of the utmost priority. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after your visit, please contact me directly at the email address below.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice; you have seen this during visits to our office prior to COVID-19. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable for all involved.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us remain up-to-date on any new guidance issued – we can tell you things have changed daily at times during the last few weeks!
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. For example:
- pre-screening questions when scheduling your appointment
- remain in your car until room is ready so you go directly to treatment room
- screening questions the day of your appointment
- hand sanitizer applied and temperature taken upon arrival
- disinfection of high-traffic areas in office every hour
- magazines and children’s toys removed from reception area
- only patients, required patient escorts, and team members in office to allow for better physical distancing
- high-volume suction during procedures to reduce aerosol risk
- team members wear masks at all times
- team members wear gowns and face shields during appointments
- nightly cleaning of office with ozone gas
- air purifiers in each operatory and reception area
- team members screened prior to starting work each day
- minimized contact when checking-out
- statements emailed and/or texted to you
We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. As of 4/30/20, we anticipate resuming urgent care May 11 to see patients with conditions such as cavities, gum and tooth infections, and broken fillings which may worsen without treatment. Even though we believe preventative care is paramount to your oral health, we have decided to postpone procedures such as routine cleanings until after the stay-at-home order is lifted on May 26. Believe us when we say we have really missed our patients and can’t wait to get back to taking care of you again!
Should you have any questions or concerns please let us know. Our dental family is here for yours!